CM PunkPhillip Jack Brooks
- Birthdate: 10/26/1978 (age 36)
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 218 Ib
He was titled in the WWE as "the longest-reigni...
Oh boy, Zack is a goner. BRAD MADDOX out at ringside, providing some "insightful" commentary as Show makes quick work of Ryder with the KO Punch.
Winner: The Big Show
-Maddox thanks Cole and King for their time and heads off for more "job opportunities." Meanwhile, Show tells us that his Last Man Standing rematch for the World Title at the Royal Rumble will go just like this for Del Rio. He puts his boot on Ryder and starts counting, but the crowd's "WHAT?" chants tick him off, and he leaves in a huff up the ramp.
-Heyman assuring his associate on the phone that the Rock won't get in the arena. Brad Maddox comes in to the locker room, cameraman in tow, and mentions how, like Heyman, he never gives up on becoming fmaous and achieving his dreams. Heyman admits he's had a change of heart.
Slater with a brief flurry of offense, but Ryback stops a right, plants him with a spinebuster, then the Meathook. He takes down McIntyre, flips Mahal into the ring, throws him into Drew, then drills Slater with the Shell-Shock for three.
-The Rock still backstage with the police. He tells them that they serve and protect the people, not Vickie Guerrero. The people worked hard for the money to buy their tickets, they came to see the Rock blow the roof off the place. The cop on the left agrees, says he had tickets, and that his family's in the audience tonight. Before anything else happens, Vickie comes in and tells the officers that if they don't do as she tells them, their superiors will suspend them. Vickie tells Rock she's willing to lift the ban, only if he apologizes personally. Rock says two things wrong with that is that he'll be in the ring one way or another, and that she's still a BIATCH! Vickie walks off in indignation as the Rock discusses a plan with the cops...
-Raw Roulette in Las Vegas next week!
-The WWE Champ is here! Punk and Heyman down to the ring, and Punk looks like he is all business. Punk holds the WWE Title more dear to him then most men do their families. For 428 days, he has been the man. He has worked half his life to attain the most prestigious title the WWE has to offer, and he won't let Rock or anyone take it away from him. THe Rock is here to entertain, electrify, and sing songs. Punk is here to hurt people and be the champion. This, the championship, is actually important. It's prestigious because he's made it so. The Rock prides himself on the people, the cheers, the chants, and being the People's Champion, while Punk prefers to be a REAL champion. He says Rock is the People's Champion only because he can't be what Punk is, THE champion. Punk made a decision, the WWE Championship. He derides Rock for choosing the people. Punk bled, sweat, and dropped tears for 428 days to be called champion. For the Rock, he can enjoy being the People's Champion for the next 6 days, because at the Royal Rumble, the people don't matter, and it won't matter what the Rock is cookin', because the championship will stay with The Best in the World. Strong words, wouldn't expect anything else from Punk.
We recap Flair "handing" the Figure-Four down to Miz.
Miz with a quick dropkick for two. Miz cinches in a headlock, then a shoulder block for two. Miz with a school boy for two, then Dolph does the same for a near fall. Miz with a back elbow for two, but Ziggler with a reversal for two, and a series of reversals for either man before Dolph fires off a dropkick of his own for two. Dolph with a headlock which he turns into a sleeper hold. Miz backs him to the corner, flips him over, then delivers some rights. Miz with a chop block, then some shots to the knee, and sets